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UK team involved in successful project that has lowered Dark Matter Experiment's Central Component Nearly a Mile Underground
29 October 2019
UK team involved in successful project that has lowered Dark Matter Experiment's Central Component Nearly a Mile Underground

The largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the US reached its latest milestone when the crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota last week strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN, (LZ) below an elevator and lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft. Dr Pawel Majewski from the Particle Physics Department of the STFC has led the design, fabrication, cleaning, and delivery of LZ’s inner cryostat vessel.

Telescope instrument opens its 5,000 eyes for the first time
28 October 2019
Telescope instrument opens its 5,000 eyes for the first time

A leading-edge new telescope instrument, designed and built by an international collaboration including the UK, has today aimed its 5,000 fibre-optic eyes at the night sky for the first time.

STFC technicians awarded prestigious new Institute of Physics Technician Award
24 October 2019
STFC technicians awarded prestigious new Institute of Physics Technician Award

STFC congratulates members of staff Emma Meehan, Ian East and Donna Wyatt on winning two categories in the first ever Institute of Physics Technicians Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics that impacts all of us.

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